Friday, September 21, 2012

[11] Judge Thrash: Extends Atlanta decree - Grants Attorney's request to brief the Court

Link: Atlanta gets 13-year extension for mandatory sewer work
This article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Judge Thomas W. Thrash approved Atlanta’s request for a 13 year time extension to complete the First Amended Consent Decree.

The article omits that attorney Hal Wright spoke at the hearing on behalf of NOCRAP, the South River Watershed Alliance, and the Little Mountain Water Association.

Mr. Wright requested an opportunity to brief the Court about the unresolved Underground Injection Control permit issue and its applicability to Atlanta's five sewer tunnels.

Judge Thrash granted Mr. Wright's request and also granted a request from William A. Weinischke (US Department of Justice, on behalf of EPA) to submit a brief.